6.2.08

I get daily parenting emails from Scott Noelle. He has an incredible knack for helping me really "get" a child's perspective. I really enjoyed today's, so I'm sharing it:

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove

:: Nothing but Roses ::

The age-old advice to "stop and smell the roses"is more poignant than ever in these times of over-scheduled, task-driven lifestyles. As adults, that could mean taking a few minutes a day to appreciate the little things that add sweetness to our lives. But for children, especially the very young, virtually *everything* is a rose!

Imagine stepping outside and witnessing a total eclipse of the sun that reveals a glorious meteor shower, accompanied by a choir of dogs howling in three-part harmony! Everything is that extraordinary to a child because s/he hasn't been around long enough for very many things to seem "ordinary."

So the next time you're in a hurry and your child is"dawdling," remember that s/he is simply smelling the roses.

Let your child inspire you to don your own "beginner's mind" and experience the fresh uniqueness of this"ordinary" moment.

http://dailygroove.net/roses
Feel free to forward this message to your friends! (Please include this paragraph and everything above.) Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle

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Melliferous Pants said...

This makes me want to hug my neice. I found myself on the kitchen floor with her last week and got a little tripped out when taking everything in from her tiny perspective, it's a big world out there!

Melliferous Pants said...

Ps. I LOVE what you've done with your template. SO CUTE!

McMama said...

How very true. I am trying so hard to look at things differently right now - reading "Unconditional Parenting" This is good perspective.

electric boogaloo said...

Mcmama -

Love that book! I'm reading P.E.T (Parent Effectiveness Training) right now. It is so breathtakingly TRUE! I've read sooo many of the AP, non-punitave books, and this one is brilliant.

electric boogaloo said...

pants - you're such a nice auntie! auntie pants...ants in your pants.

LoryKC said...

I love this, thanks!
Thanks also for the recommendation above. I remember P.E.T. sitting on my own parents' bookshelf but I have not yet read it.
Going to search for that now...

electric boogaloo said...

Lorykc-

I love that! That book has been around since the sixties I guess. The one out right now is the 30th anniversary edition I think. It reminds me a lot of "How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk", but it has more scope I think.

Blogging Mama said...

Uh! Thanks for posting this...I would have forgotten and I think I'm gonna like how these emails help me take a step back on a daily basis.

I like the new template too. The color is so pleasing to my sick eyes.

 

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